Poetics Today ï²ï²:ï³ (Fall ï²ï°ï°ï±). Copyright Â© ï²ï°ï°ï± by the Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics. Poetics Today 22:3 The minor error that I made was to mischaracterize Jacques Derridaâs response to John Searle in ââLimited Incââ (Derrida ï±ï¹ï¸ï¸ [ï±ï¹ï·ï·]). As I put it (ï±ï¹ï¹ï¹: ï±ï°ï²), Derrida attempted to cast Searle as a defender of some Austinian orthodoxy, and against this I emphasized the critical, revisionist nature of Searleâs response to Austin. Upon rereading Derrida, however, I must note in fairness that Derridaâs treatment is (ever so) slightly more nuanced than this. In section J of ââLimited Inc,ââ Derrida quotes Searle as making the same point that I did, Derridaâs reaction to the point being the claim that Searle ââwould like to be Austinâs sole legitimate heir and his sole criticââ (ï´ï²). This error is a minor one because it pertains to nothing more than the exegesis of Derrida. In my essay (ï¹ïµâï¹ï¶), I had already pointed out the tendency of these interpretive subtleties to distract from reï¬ection on the theory of speech acts, which I simply assumed to be the primary aim and justiï¬cation of the material discussed there.
Poetics Today: International Journal for Theory and Analysis of Literature and Communication – Duke University Press
Published: Sep 1, 2001